The West Grove Fire Company has announced it's line officers for 2021.
At the WGFC, the volunteer membership elects the Fire Chief, who then appoint the line officers who will lead emergency operations. Justin Gattorno was re-elected Fire Chief for 2021 on December 9. The Chief appointed his chief officers, who then together selected the rest of the line officers.
"This year's officers represent a mix of deep experience in fire and rescue skills and some outstanding junior officers who are just joining the ranks of leadership," said Fire Chief Justin Gattorno. "We have been very fortunate at West Grove to have a history of strong fire leadership, and we recognize and thank everyone who has served before us. The role of a leader is not simply at the fire scene - a good leader must coach, teach, train, protect and set the right example for the volunteer and career staff. I'm excited to lead this team in 2021."
Line officers for 2021 are:
Fire Chief Justin Gattorno
Deputy Chief Joshua Hawk
Assistant Chief 22 Tony Gialloreto
Assistant Chief 22A Mike Keiser
Captain 22 Kevin Sweeney
Captain 22A Eric Felker
Lieutenant 22 Matthew Glass
Lieutenant 22A Rob Kloss
Lieutenant 22A Tyler Simpson
Chief Engineer Charlie Harrison
1st Assistant Engineer Lary Hicks
2nd Assistant Engineer Mark Neils
Fire Police Captain Craig Miller
Fire Police Lieutenant Jim Malone
Safety Officer Bob Hannan
Among these officers, Lt. Tyler Simpson and 2nd Asst. Engineer Mark Neils are "first time" line officers. The fire company elected it's fire chief and president and the rest of the administrative officers in December. For details: https://www.wgfc.org/news/1022/WGFC-Elects-2021-Officers . All of the officers officially begin their new roles on January 1, 2021 and serve until the end of December.